TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Discuss Solo Project On WRUW 91.1 RADIO

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens will be appearing on WRUW 91.1 Radio's "Children of the Metal Movement" with Roger Ganley this Tuesday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Ripper will be talking about his new side project BEYOND FEAR. Listen live on the web or listen to the archives for seven days after the broadcast at www.wruw.org.

As previously reported, BLABBERMOUTH.NET recently had an opportunity to hear the BEYOND FEAR demo recordings, which boast a thick, heavy riffing style and extremely powerful vocals from Owens. Traces of JUDAS PRIEST, PANTERA and BLACK SABBATH are all present along with a healthy dose of double-bass drumming, which adds a modern edge to what is essentially a traditional metal approach.

Owens will be joined on his upcoming solo album by guitarist John Comprix (13 FACES, SPAWN) and an as-yet-undetermined drummer (original choice, ICED EARTH's Bobby Jarzombek, recently decided against becoming involved with the project). A tentative late 2005/early 2006 release is expected.

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